2 January 1754, Pasquotank County, NC North Carolina }
In the Name of God Amen, I Sarah Willson Pasquotank County } of the County and Province afsd. being vary sick & weak in body but perfect mind and memory thanks be to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all once to dye, I do make this my Last Will and Testament. Principally and first of all I recommend my soul in ye hands of God that gave it me and my body to be buried in a decent manner at the descretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall revive ye same again by the hand of Almighty God that gave it me and as ___ such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I do give and bequeath and dispose of in the following manner and form—-
Primis Item I give and bequeath to my son William Willson one shilling sterling money to be raised out of my estate.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebeckah Furbush one shilling sterling to be raised afsd.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah D_______ one shilling sterling to be raised as afsd. as afsd.
Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Benjamin Willson one garl called Vilota also one feather bed and furniture & one chist with two draws in ye bottom & one safe one horse R__ 4 _ows.
Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Thos. Wilson one Negro boy called Easop & one feather bed and furniture & one of ___ chist that was bought of ye Dutchman & one Mair and increase forever called Flye & four ewes—one small gilt trunk.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Elesabeth Bartlet (Barclift) one negro wench called Hagar.
Item It is my will and desire that my son Benjn and my son Thos. shall have the ___ of the rest of my estate that I have not given away until Benjn and Thos. Willson both arrives to ye age of twenty-one years and then according to their father’s will to be equally devided. I also leave my afsd. two sons Benjn. and Thos. Willson to be my Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do revoke disanull all other or former wills gifts or grants whatsoever by me before made allowing this to be my Last Will and Testament and it my will and desire that if the Worshipfull Court disalows of my two sons being my Executors that they may have ye choosing of one their selves or a guardian to do and act for them as witness of my hand this Second Day of Jan 1754.
Sarah Willson seal
Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of us
These words interlined before signed and also I ___ ye ___ Negro Hagar to my son Wm Willson till my son Thos. Willson is of age ———those words writ before signed and delivered.
Contributed and transcribed by Bob Stokley
(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)